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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A malt forward American Brown Ale with hints of chocolate, biscuit, nutty flavors, and just a touch of smoked malt to make one think of sitting around a campfire with friends and family. Winner of “Best in Show” for the 2013 World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan. 13.9°

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1635) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Very good brown. Medium body, lots of malt / nut flavors, smooth -- not over carbonated. Strong recommendation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (4641) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Rated on 7-31-2015 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a small tan head that mostly diminished, dark brown body, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is nutty, chocolate and caramel malt. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. A quaffable easy drinking beer with little character. An easily forgettable beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 1, 2016
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy fine to medium sized light brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation semi-opaque brown colored body. The mild aroma was brown malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a medium malty aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of roasted malt burnt malt and brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5530) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2015
12 ounce thanks to Donnie. Very dark brown pour. Creamy head. Chocolate and medium mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gizmo_ber (190) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2015
Nice nutty flavor, with a good bitter balance and the slightest smokey undertone. Overall a very good Brown.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DWestrick (557) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle. Very average brown ale. Nothing at all special - pretty disappointing beer all told.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9444) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Sample from a bottle. Up front, caramel malt; good nuttiness. Touch of chocolate, mild earth. Prefer it to the neopolitan I just tried. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, mild bitter. Kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Clear red / brown color. Thin off-white head. Bits and ropes of lace. Decent brown ale, but a bit sweet in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Rating #1213 31.07.2014 Bottle from Saugatuck. Dark brown pour with a weak bubbly tan foam that disappears quickly. Aroma is strong roast malts, coffee, chicory, campfire (smoke). Taste is bold earthy malts, with a light smokiness. Bitterness is fairly assertive. This is delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4003) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown with a thin tan head. Smoky aroma with hints of chocolate and nuts. Flavor is quite smoky but not overbearing. Light chocolate and bread malts with a slightly nutty finish. [9/10/15]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (425) - Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Tap at mellow mushroom new Albany. Smooth and great color with but of dark white head. Nose is malty and sweet. Smooth up front but bit of off-sweet notes makes you wonder what's going on there in the middle. Ok but not as good as bells brown or other Browns out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
QueenBbeerGeek (1) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2015 does not count
Excellent transition of flavor. Beautiful on the palate, as expected from this brewery. Delivers exactly as depicted on the label. This is overall a great tasting beer.

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